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Foliage


FO'LIAGE, noun [Latin folium, a leaf. See Foil.]

1. Leaves in general; as a tree of beautiful foliage

2. A cluster of leaves, flowers and branches; particularly, the representation of leaves, flowers and branches, in architecture, intended to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc.

FO'LIAGE, verb transitive To work or to form into the representation of leaves.